The rumors of the Thin White Duke, DAVID BOWIE, imminent demise notwithstanding, internet explodes with first signs of “Life on Mars” in over a decade.
Bowie celebrated his big 66 b-day and broke a ten year silence with a surprise for “Heroes” everywhere – dropping a new single and accompanying video “Where Are We Now?” from forthcoming LP due in March.
Working with old pal Tony Visconti the startling new release is DB’s first collection of new material since 2003, Rolling Stone mag noted.
The Next Day is Bowie's 30th studio album, 46 years after his breakthrough 1967 needle dropper.
However it may be the final chapter in a bizarre career that has veered from the androgynous glam to a stylized Eighties MTV-ready chart toppers to a very dark tour in Berlin with Lou Reed.
The new vid revisits Berlin, where Bowie relives haunts he once knew and are now gone like the mists of time and the rock decadence that immortalized them in song — and legend.
Rumors of Bowie’s declining health have been internet fodder for years due to lack of musical output, fostering fears that Ziggy Stardust himself had been consumed by the Spiders From Mars.
POP FYI: Bowie's real name is David Jones – he took the stage name in 1967 because there was already a far more famous Jones in showbiz– Davy Jones of The Monkees.